Tewster2's DR650 Build

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  1. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer Supporter

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    Heading back to Deadhorse again this year...and on other bike....:thumb:thumb

    Here is a link to my planing thread for the ride if anyone is interested.

    The deal s done. Going by Capital Cycle in Macon GA on the way back to the mt house to pick the DR up. Was going to get a black 2017 but RJ said he'd sell me a white 2018 for the same price...$1,000 off retail...so....$6500 out the door.
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  2. Hi-De-Ho

    Hi-De-Ho Mad Scientist Super Supporter

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    Good.......because that NATURAL fuel tank from Safari will look better on a White bike :-)
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  3. Tewster2

    Tewster2 Long timer Supporter

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    Yes I'll be going with a natural 30 liter Safari tank.
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  4. Hi-De-Ho

    Hi-De-Ho Mad Scientist Super Supporter

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    Sorry I forced you into it.......peer pressure is a bitch :jack
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  5. Tewster2

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    30 liters or 8 gallons @50 mpg (probably) will give me over 350 mile range.
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    Folly1 Been here awhile Supporter

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    $6500 plus the BMW. Not a bad deal.

    Ben.
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  7. Tewster2

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    I wanted a simple bike...the DR fit my wants perfectly. Plus it weighs 140 pounds less than a Strom. (Strom = 490 pounds wet.....DR...350 pounds wet) per Google.

    Woodys Wheels is gonna Superlace and seal for tubeless a 3.5x17 Excel rim to my stock rear hub for around $450. I'll run a tube in the front as the fronts are super easy to replace a tube.
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  8. Tewster2

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    Haha we will see...the weather will determine where I go and when because I'm a pussy.

    :thumb:thumb
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  9. Hi-De-Ho

    Hi-De-Ho Mad Scientist Super Supporter

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    Tim, if it were mine.....which it is not......I would have Woodys' do his thing to the rear, as you already have planned, but I would also have him lace up a 19" wheel to the front...slightly WIDER wheel, and a tubeless wheel...on the front. Having that 19" tubeless front wheel was one of the main factors that directed me to the Wee-Strom 650XT.
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  10. Tewster2

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    I'll be installing a 250 watt stator....will handle my grips and jacket line well.

    I called Cogent and talked to Todd this morning...all is well...I'll install the suspension after the first of the year.

    I'll give you a buzz if I have any questions during the build, thanks.
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  11. Tewster2

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    Yep I may do that...just looking to keep the initial build and first trip at the budget...but you never know...
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  12. Tewster2

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    Haha...keeping the 700...for now :-)
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  13. rodrigzj

    rodrigzj Been here awhile

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    That's awesome!
    Adding another iron horse to the stables
    Right on!!


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  14. Tewster2

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    Here is a list I've put together for the initial farkles for the DR. Please comment yay or nay, thanks.

    IMS 4.9 liter natural fuel tank (Safari tank much too expensive for the additional 3 gallons, $269 vs $629)
    Sargent seat (I'll give it a try, if my ass hates it I'll order a Russell)
    B&B bash plate
    Barkbuster Jet hand guards/shields
    Front fender brace (will carry my spare front tube in a Wolfman pouch on it)
    SW-Motech center stand (easy to service the chain)
    Cyclops 3800 Lumen LED headlight (20 watts low, 40m watts high, may not need an up-graded stator, we will see)
    LED rear tail light bulb
    Parabellum headlight guard (simple)
    Woody's Wheels 3.5x17 tubeless rear wheel
    2 inch handlebar risors
    Oxford Heated Grips
    Madstad 20 inch tall windshield (had one on my 250 and loved it, same design)
    Metal Mile saddlebag racks, rear rack, Rotopax mounts
    Wolfman Rocky Mountain saddle bags

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    Leaving the motor and exhaust stock as I don't need a lot of power or noise.

    More after the break....
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  15. djroszina

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    After some miles on the new bike I would like to see a list of pros and cons between the F700 and the DR650 when applying criteria for an Alaskan trip.
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  16. Tewster2

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    will do
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  17. djroszina

    djroszina Long timer

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    Would you be willing to do a youtube video on setting up the DR650 as an adventure bike? Look up Yenkro and Acerbis (fairing kit and tank)
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    twowings Comfortably Numb...

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    Build thread! Build thread!! Build thread!!!
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  19. Tewster2

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    I might do sometime like that.
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  20. gpax

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    This is good. You need a project. I'll bet on getting a Russell Day Long Seat made for the bike. What fun we will have watching the DR come together. This time last year you were fielding my 1000 questions getting info for my Alaska trip. Couldn't have made it without your help. Now I am on my next project ... Canadian Atlantic Provinces trip. Am keeping the DL650 since it has been so well customized for me. Am replacing my 25L tanklock bag with a 5L bag. I just felt I was collecting too much stuff in my tank bag. I just mounted new mirror extenders as well as an iPhone mount. I am thinking of trailering my DL650 up to the Canadian border like I did in Spokane. Planning the trip gives me a project.
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